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To mosh: A way of expressing yourself at an mental rock/punk concert. Almost always done in a "pit" with extremely cool people who you don't even know but they'll look out for you! You get pushed around, shoved, you fall on your ass but it's all in the spirit and you have a f*ckin great time!!!
A concert isn't a concert without getting in a pit!!!
by Rock Chick November 28, 2004
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A form of enjoyment at any decent show, however, the best pits are at punk and metal shows, where they actually get some good moshing and don't just jump up and down like idiots at a Fall Out Boy concert. A good mosh pit is an excellent way to let go of all the energy and tension you get at show. In a mosh pit, the participants ram into each other and use their knees, elbows and shoulders to shove and strike. It is considered extremley. important in a mosh pit to pick up anyone that has fallen because the given person could literally die from suffocation or getting trampled. In really good mosh pits, you can be rendered unconcious. People outside of the subcultures that enjoy mosh pits find it scary and unappealing, but they won't ever know the happiness of a good pit.
The mosh pit at the Aus Rotten show was amazing.
by Raji Kanalune June 14, 2006
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Feel the bodies pulsing all around
Polite violence enticed by sound

A living mass of mindless pain
Shoved out only to push in again

Lost in the moment, forget who you are
Lost in the music, hear only the guitar

Bass line drumming in your ears so loud
See the vibrations more then you hear the sound

Bash and clang of the drums echoes in your mind
Give in to the violent motions you’re sure you can find

Kick, push, punch, scream, and shove
An unbridled expression of hate and love

Move with the crowd that surrounds
Shoved down towards the shaking ground

Groans of joy escape a smiling face
Hauled back up to keep with the pace

Sweat and blood mixed and shared
The gift of being unprepared

A moan escapes from exhausted lips
The crowd freezes and the mood dips

Limping away with a scream for the band
You just moshed, and you can barely stand
1. I moshed at Don't Pet The Bunny's last show and it was fucking amazing!

2. I got knocked down in the middle of the pit and I got the shit kicked out of me. Kick ass!
by Tethril February 24, 2005
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Basically, a form of dancing which is popular in concerts usually involving punk or metal music. It is an extremely aggressive dance, which is based mainly on pushing, shoving and punching. Although moshing is a very aggressive activity, it is considered paramount in all mosh pits to look after one another. Most people enjoy moshing because of its ability to relieve anger or tension in a safe and healthy way, as well as its ability to allow oneself to obtain a feeling of comradery, which encompasses all those who add whatever they can to the pit.
"That pit at the Dungeon last night was awesome! We were moshing all night, man!"
by James Y. June 26, 2006
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the pushing and shoving/punching done during heavy metal, rock, and punk music. An amazing way to relive stress and/or anger.
1. Dude, my bitch left me, put on some Killswitch Engage and lets mosh.
2. Dude i broke my nose in the pits yesterday. IT WAS AWSOME!
by Mike w February 17, 2004
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the word originated in New York in the early 80s. The previous word for the dance was "slam". The origin is probably Yiddish, as is "mish-mosh" - something all mixed up. It was a specific New York Hardcore variation on slamming which went in a circle (usually counter-clockwise with the stage as 12:00). There was a variation to slower, chuggy music called the creepy-crawly. It may have been Jimmy Gestapo (Murphy's Law) himself who coined the word
by Chief Hanson September 24, 2004
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